Arnold Appears In Court, Pleads For Release

Posted at 8:16 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 21:29:10-04

Embattled Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told the judge his cell is a dungeon that messes with his mind and added he wants out of jail.

Sheriff Arnold went before Judge Kevin Sharp on Wednesday to plead for his release.

His wife, Megan, was also there, but she did not enter the courtroom, staying outside during the proceedings instead.

Megan spoke exclusively with NewsChannel 5 saying she has been wanting what’s best for her and her children.

The sheriff has been in federal custody awaiting his Jailcigs corruption trial set for next February.
He was free on pre-trial release, but that was revoked after allegations surfaced of domestic abuse involving his wife.
Arnold has been begging for a second chance, while federal prosecutors have called him a liar who can't be trusted and could harm his family.

The court saw an emotional Arnold Wednesday as he told the judge he'll abide by any restrictions placed on his release, including staying away from his wife Megan.

Megan has conceded there was a domestic incident with her husband at their Murfreesboro home this past Labor Day.

She told NewsChannel 5 she wants him to be able to see his children.

Judge Sharp has been set to possibly issue a decision Thursday on whether Sheriff Arnold will be released from federal detention in Kentucky.